Open Position Update – February 3rd, 2016

Community Access Services is a private nonprofit organization that provides residential and employment services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities who live and work in our community. Serving Oregonians for more than 26 years, Community Access Services is a trusted service provider dedicated to the advocacy of individuals with intellectual and emotional disabilities.

We have many open positions available in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia, Hood River and Wasco counties. Additional details about these positions and information on how to apply can be found below.

We offer competitive pay and generous benefits to those working at least 30 hours a week, which includes medical, dental, short/long term disability, life insurance, pension plan, flex spending account, paid time off including six holidays and anniversary day, referral bonuses, paid training, mileage/travel reimbursement, employee assistance program (EAP) and an awesome, collaborative, empowering work environment.

Open positions:

  • Direct Support Professionals – Full and Part-time residential opportunities:
    • Aloha, Oregon City, Clackamas, St. Helens and Clatskanie
  • In-Home Supports Professionals – Full and Part-time in Portland Metro and Columbia County
  • Supported Living Professionals – Full and Part-time in Portland Metro and Columbia County
  • Program Supervisor, Orchard Group Home – Full-time opportunity in Clatskanie, Oregon
  • Children’s Services Manager – Full-time opportunity in Portland Metro
  • LPNs – Full and part-time opportunities in Clackamas and Oregon City
  • Employment Specialists – Full-time in Washington County, and Hood River/The Dalles
  • Job Coaches – Part-time in Portland Metro and Hood River/The Dalles


Minimum requirements for employment with CAS: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to qualify as a company driver (Licensed at least 2 years with no more then 3 driving infractions in a 3 year period)
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check (conducted by the State of Oregon DHS—more information about disqualifying crimes can be found here: (
  • Must be comfortable working in a home where a cat or other pet resides
  • Must be willing to work weekends
  • Some positions may have additional requirements in addition to this list


How to apply:

Please submit a completed application to Community Access Services, Attn: Heather Salek. You are welcome to email your submission to, fax to (503) 217-2127, mail or drop off in person to our satellite office located at 4506 SE Belmont Street, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97215.

An application can be downloaded here: If you are unable to print out the application, please let me know and I can mail you one.

If you would like any additional information or have any questions, please contact Heather: or (503) 545-9511.




Direct Support Professionals:

We are currently seeking to hire part-time Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to work in the homes of individuals living in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Columbia Counties. These homes have a five individuals living in them, and vary in need of supports—from medically stable to medically involved and requiring  a significant level of supportive care. We welcome those who have previous experience supporting individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities in a residential setting, however welcome those without experience what have a strong interest in performing this type of work (and we will provide training). Position duties will include support with daily needs (hygiene, eating, showering, getting dressed, transferring) and accompaniment on outings in the community. Position starts at $11.25 per hour, with an increase to $11.50 and $300 hiring bonus after the DSP has worked six months. 


In-Home Supports Professional and Supported Living Professional position information:

Community Access Services is seeking talented, self-directed, passionate, and highly creative people to join our In-Home Supports and Supported Living program. We are looking to fill full and part-time positions in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia and Clatsop counties. These positions will be supporting adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities who live on their own, or live with their parents or family in the community. Some examples of supports provided include planning and participating in a community activity/organized event, getting ready for work or school (including personal hygiene needs), transportation, budgeting, managing their homes and advocacy.

In addition to CAS’ minimum requirements, we require the candidate also have access to a car or their own reliable transportation. Many of the locations this position needs to travel to are not accessible by public transportation. We have full and part-time positions available in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Columbia and Clatsop counties. We are seeking people to work varied full and part-time hours—early mornings, evenings, overnights and weekends. This position starts at $13.75 per hour.


Program Supervisor – Orchard Group Home:

CAS has an opening for a Program Supervisor at our Orchard Group Home. The Program Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the daily operations in a home serving five individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The primary responsibilities of this position include supervision of Direct Support Professionals, daily program management duties, and most importantly, oversight of the implementation of supported persons’ Individual Support Plans. This position is also responsible for ensuring person centered services are delivered on a day to day basis, personnel and hiring responsibilities, coordinating/conducting staff training, and cultivating a work environment that contributes to the success of the agency’s mission. The Program Supervisor is responsible for the program’s compliance with all Oregon Administrative Rules as well as CAS’ Policies and Procedures, and must ensure that the living environment provided is consistent with supported individuals’ needs, preferences, and choices.


Children’s Services Manager:

This position will develop and manage CAS’ Children’s In-Home Supports and Children’s Intensive In-Home Services, in Clackamas, Washington, Multnomah and Columbia counties. Services are provided to children who experience developmental disabilities and live with their parents. Range of supports vary widely and are completely individualized. Examples of supports include: providing personal support with using the restroom, bathing, getting dressed; medication administration; assistance in nurse delegated tasks; lifts/transfers/repositions; support in attending medical appointments and in implementation/communication of physician orders and recommendations; positive behavior supports; support in learning/utilizing healthy social interaction skills and appropriately managing/negotiating relationships.

In addition to CAS’ minimum requirements, this positon requires a minimum of two years experience in social services, some of which includes supports to individuals who experience developmental disabilities. This position also requires a minimum of one year experience in supervising/managing/leading staff. Preferred qualifications include a bachelors degree in human services or a related field, or arguably equivalent combination of education and experience. Additionally, preferred qualifications include experience in delivery of children’s services, program development, tracking and billing for services, and individualized/person-centered planning. This position is full-time and will pay depending on experience.


LPN position information:

We are currently seeking to hire full and part-time LPNs to work in Clackamas County supporting individuals who are medically involved and require a significant level of supportive care. Applicants must have working knowledge of medication administration and side effects. Possess knowledge of tube feeding, care of J & G tubes, nebulizer treatments, IV maintenance, trach/vent care and familiarity with various pumps. Preference is given to applicants with a background supporting individuals who experience intellectual and cognitive challenges in a residential setting. Position pay is $21 – $25 per hour, plus a $2,000 hire bonus once the new LPN has worked 6 months.

In addition to our minimum requirements, we require that LPN applicants must be currently licensed as LPN or RN in good standing with the Oregon State Nursing Board, and must have at least 1 year of experience as a LPN or RN.


Employment Specialist:

Community Access Services is seeking an Employment Specialist to serve our customers in Washington County and Hood River/The Dalles! We seek to add two new Employment Specialists to our team of employees who are diverse and enthusiastic about supporting and empowering individuals with developmental disabilities. Our primary objective is to support the individuals we serve with accessing their communities through vocational experiences and employment. This position is full-time and will pay $15-16 hours DOE + benefits and $250 bonuses for placement and retention.

The job duties for this position include assisting job seekers in obtaining community-based employment opportunities (at minimum wage or better) using customized employment strategies and evidence-based practices, assist job seekers to gain vocational training, benefits planning and access to other services when applicable, assist job seekers with connections to community resources and benefits, and completing vocational intakes; develop career plans; develop relationships with employers; complete job analysis and job carvings; create and complete resumes/cover letters, and provide job coaching and retention.

In addition to CAS’s minimum requirements, the candidate for the Job Coach position must have the following:

  • A completed Supported Employment certification such as EOP II, Highline, VCU, APSE, CESP, etc.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a proven track record for providing supported employment services for at least 1 year, or a combination of comparable experience and education.
  • Strong knowledge of the communities of Multnomah and Clackamas Counties.


Job Coach:

As a Job Coach at Community Access Services, you will work one-on-one with a small caseload of adults who experience varying degrees of intellectual and/or developmental disabilities supporting them in paid community-based jobs. Responsibilities for this position will include providing on-site job training and support to individuals in their workplace regarding job duties, policies, and procedures in collaboration with the employer, communicating with your caseload’s employers, supervisors, and co-workers, documentation of daily interactions and activities, generation of monthly status reports about each customer on the Job Coach’s caseload, and working as part of a team to develop and update each individual’s support plan. This position is part-time (10 hours per week) and pays $13.75.

In addition to CAS’ minimum requirements, the Job Coach position requires that the candidate possess two years of previous experience working with people who have disabilities/impairments, proficiency using Microsoft Office, and experience in teaching or training. To be considered for this position, we also require a resume and cover letter with the completed CAS application.


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